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York City 0-1 Altrincham: Tom Peers puts visitors into round two

York's 19-game unbeaten run ended as Altrincham booked their place in the FA Cup second round with victory at Bootham Crescent.

The visitors saw their goalkeeper Tony Thompson pull off a fine save from Andy Bond's penalty just after half-time.

And it got better for Altrincham when Tom Peers snatched the only goal late on to beat the National League leaders.

Peers had gone close in the first half, but was foiled by the onrushing home keeper Peter Jameson.

York had been slow to get out of the traps, but they fashioned the half's best opportunity when Sean Newton saw his free-kick crash back off the crossbar.

Altrincham looked lively upon the restart, but it was the hosts who were handed a golden chance to open the scoring when Thompson clumsily fouled Dan Maguire to concede a penalty.

But Thompson atoned for his error quickly, diving to his right to keep out Bond's spot-kick.

The ball bounced straight back into play, but York somehow scuffed a shot that came back off the bar as Altrincham miraculously escaped.

And that proved crucial eight minutes from time when they snatched the victory.

Substitute Toby Mullarkey played the ball into Peers and he coolly picked his spot to beat Jameson.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

York manager Steve Watson:

"We didn't create anywhere near enough with the ball. If you miss a penalty then you get the feeling that it isn't going to be your day.

"I take the FA Cup very seriously but from a selfish point of view as a manager, I'd rather have our first defeat come in the cup. It's a tough season."

Altrincham boss Phil Parkinson:

"To come to an unbeaten team and get through is brilliant, especially after conceding the penalty.

"The message to the players is that as happy as we are with this cup win, we've a lot of catching up to do in the league.

"It would be fantastic if we can go again and get through to the third round, but we'll have to wait and see."



Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Jameson
  • 4Newton
  • 5McNultyBooked at 79mins
  • 6Tait
  • 2GriffithsSubstituted forLangstaffat 84'minutes
  • 7MokéBooked at 45mins
  • 8Bond
  • 3Ferguson
  • 9MaguireSubstituted forDurrellat 77'minutes
  • 10GreenSubstituted forBurrowat 59'minutes
  • 11Kempster


  • 12McLaughlin
  • 14Durrell
  • 15Burrow
  • 16Langstaff
  • 17King
  • 18Whitley
  • 19Spratt


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Thompson
  • 2Densmore
  • 5Hannigan
  • 4JonesBooked at 22mins
  • 3White
  • 7JohnstonBooked at 88minsSubstituted forHampsonat 90+1'minutes
  • 6Moult
  • 8WilliamsSubstituted forRichmanat 86'minutes
  • 11CeesaySubstituted forHulmeat 67'minutes
  • 9Peers
  • 10Hancock


  • 12Harrop
  • 14Richman
  • 15Hulme
  • 16Mullarkey
  • 17Hampson
  • 20Torrance
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, York City 0, Altrincham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, York City 0, Altrincham 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Peter Jameson (York City).

  4. Post update

    Jordan Hulme (Altrincham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Andy White.

  6. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by James Jones.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Burrow (York City).

  8. Post update

    Tom Hannigan (Altrincham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. Connor Hampson replaces John Johnston.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Burrow (York City) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Andy White.

  12. Booking

    John Johnston (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham. Conceded by Elliott Durrell.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. Simon Richman replaces Sean Williams.

  15. Post update

    James Jones (Altrincham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Macaulay Langstaff (York City).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Macaulay Langstaff replaces Kallum Griffiths.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! York City 0, Altrincham 1. Tom Peers (Altrincham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jordan Hulme.

  19. Post update

    Steve McNulty (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Tom Hannigan (Altrincham).

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